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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running
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Worth noting, without data from an ECG (heart rate monitor) and face mask based gas analyzers, along with details of the gradient, wind speed, and surface there aren't any accurate equations. The ...

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Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise?
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The following formula should allow you to convert between MET, vVo2Max, VO2Max, KCal/min: MET = vVO2Max = VO2Max / 3.5 ~= kCalBurnt / (bodyMassKg * ...

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Minimum and Sufficient Exercises that can be done at home?
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Most health guidelines suggest a minimum of 30 min's of activity at least 5 times a week, to maintain a rudimentary level of fitness. This is for an already healthy adult (18-64) eg. NHS: Physical ...

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Body Composition Analyzer - How to calculate the fitness score?
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You'll have to ask them, as it's calculated using their own proprietary algorithm, well that or spend a few min's solving the simultaneous equation (from the values in your history) to work out the ...

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(How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
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The relationship between your: resting, maximum and recovery rates has been shown to correlate with your bodies ability to consume Oxygen (VO2max), which itself correlates with the conversion of fats ...

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Most accurate home body fat test?
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The answer will depend on your body fat percentage and purpose. As BIA scales don't cope well with athletes / bodybuilders (body fat < 10%), and generally don't take account of race. Fat calipers ...

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Theory and meaning of the Wilks score?
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There doesn't appear to be anything out there that exactly meets your requirements eg. in, Who is Strongest? Adjusting Lifting Performance for Differences in Body Weight, Dan Cleather, MA, ASCC, CSCS ...

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Does burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?
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Nope, not in any sense, and not even if you were jogging in a vacuum, and could convert fat & carbohydrates anaerobically with 100% efficiency, to kinetic energy. For a start you'll have Air ...

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How accurate is the Navy Body Fat Calculator?
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They appear to be accurate within approximately 3%. The initial research behind the Navy calculation calculations can be found by Googling either: Hodgdon, J.A. and M.B. Beckett (1984a). Prediction ...

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How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?
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This is non-trivial as the body has 3 different, but connected, metabolic subsystems, see Nutrition for Health, Fitness, & Sport, or How does one train for sports when the three metabolic pathways ...

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How many extra calories do I burn when running with a jogging stroller?
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A very rough estimate could be obtained by looking up a METS score, in this case 8.0, and plugging it into following formula: KCalBurnt = MET * bodyMassKg * timePerformingHours eg. A 30 min ...

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how to calculate calorie from pedometer?
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From a step count alone, I wouldn't bother as the error could be as much as +/- 40%. Primarily as your step length changes with speed, as does wind resistance and energy expended, the gradient of a ...

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Exercises to improve mental & cognitive skills?
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There's no specific exercise that will deliver what you ask for, but there is plenty of research showing that 30+ mins or general aerobic exercise will deliver physical and cognitive benefits, have a ...

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What are the benefits of women going panty-less underneath work-out pants?
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Had a Google but can't find any credible academic work, but there appears to be some academic interest in this field eg. Study Examines Breast Movement During Bare-Breasted Running (the article does ...

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Fitbit Flex accuracy in counting steps
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Stride length is only really applicable if your attempting to verify / compare the distance covered during a treadmill based workout. The distance given by the other pieces of equipment are pseudo / ...

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Is there some formula to calculate body fat % from BMR value?
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There are dozens of regression equations around, that have been created over the years from studies of various different demographics, simply have a play / choose one that seems suitable e.g.

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Measure performance in kettlebell?
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Simply obtain a heart rate monitor and estimate the relative VO2 figures per: Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?, and from the VO2 figure the calories.

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Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest
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The MET tables are only estimates, and depending on whose you're looking at you'll find values between 4 and 6 for weightlifting. So you could obviously see a 1/3 difference in the KCal estimate, for ...

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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?
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I've posted some of the standard equations in my answer to: Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise? Essentially if you know the duration of the exercise, your body Mass in Kg, and either the MET ...

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Looking for a mobile app that can help me coordinate my workout with my personal trainer
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There's a similar question here: "Personal Trainers: Do you like the idea of an app for PTs to set schedules for their clients, online or offline and they can also see the clients progress (weight, ...

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What are some objective metrics to assess functional fitness?
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Start by having a read of: "101 Evaluation Tests", this should give you an idea of what tests are out there, as well as offering a few tables to rate your self. But I'd suggest you look at the YMCA ...

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Physical Activity and METS
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If waiting = watching television (1 MET), then yes, as per the MET formula: MET = vVO2Max = VO2 / 3.5 ~= KCal Burnt / (bodyMassKg * timeHours ) So as you state: 3 * 9 MET (cardio exercise) = 27 ...

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To what extent is strength/fitness genetically passed on?
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Taken to the extreme a Gorilla or Orangutan will have a significantly stronger grip than any human, purely due to their genetics. Variance within the human population has also been shown to have a ...

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What is this seemingly random value when working out calories burned?
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If you grab yourself a copy of the Compendium of Physical Activities Unit-Conversions table, it may help. Taking the second line first: caloriesBurned = (durationMinutes * ((METs * 3.5 * kilograms) /...

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Is Strava overestimating my calories burned from walking?
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Yes, given your weight and pace I'd expect a value below 150 Kcal. A way to confirm this would be to plug your details into a couple of the common Kcal estimation equations and take an average eg. ...

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How many calories will I burn walking one mile?
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A reasonably accurate figure can be obtained by using a heart rate monitor (even one of the App's that use your phones camera will suffice). Assuming you're walking on the flat and not into gale, ...

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Do body fat scales get more accurate with price, and if so, how exactly?
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It's not the price of the scales, it's the maths you should be looking out for! Body fat scales use a process called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to measure the impedance to a small ...

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Does Weight Gaining Workout Stunt Growth?
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Height is largely determined by your genetics, though childhood nutrition, stress and health play a part in determining your maximum adult height. If you're after a rough idea of this figure there are ...

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How scientific are the Prilepin tables?
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A quick Google brings up: Evaluating Common Weight Training Concepts Associated With Developing Muscular Strength: Truths or Myths? which on bottom of page 92 states: Powerlifting is not considered ...

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How to increase BMR by 100%?
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I take it you're aware: BMR = Joule per hour per kg body mass J/(h.kg). And if you look at the BMR estimation equations you'll note they have just 3 variables: Height, Weight and Age, as muscle to ...

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